Intel's share in the chip market shrank
Dataquest's initial analysis of the semiconductor market showed that global chip sales grew 31 percent, equivalent to a volume of $ 222.1 billion. The prognosis made by Dataquest in May had to be corrected upwards by 5 percent in October.
The association of the US semiconductor company, SIA, has not yet completed the final report, but is already talking about a 37 percent growth compared to 1999 with a volume of just over 200 billion dollars. With SIA and Dataquest, the data for the the respective analyzes apparently determined differently. According to Dataquest, Intel continues to lead the ranking of the world's largest chip manufacturers in terms of sales, but with a market share of 13.4 percent, it lost 2.4 percent compared to the previous year. According to Dataquest, this is mainly due to the fact that Intel was only able to increase sales by 11 percent. Toshiba, on the other hand, has increased by 47.2 percent to 11.2 billion dollars, so that the company is now in second place in the ranking. NEC is just behind with sales of $ 11.1 billion. For this year, SIA and Dataquest expect growth of 20 percent for the chip industry. Intel would now like to reduce its dependency on the processor business and turn to new end customer products in order to no longer be so dependent on possible fluctuations in the economy of the PC industry.